Alarm Status Device Type

Could anyone advise which device they have set up to show when the alarm is activated/deativated.

I have set up as a ‘switch’ but it does not turn on/off when the alarm is activated/deactivated.

I have set up the output on the alarm so register alarm activated/deactivated.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Hi Andrew,

I was having the same question. I used “door” since it is indeed only an output, but having a dedicated type would indeed make more sense.

Kind regards

You should be able to simply use a Simulated Switch, then set up two automations, one to turn it on when activated and one to turn it off when de-activated. 

Then you can use that Simulated Switch in Sharptools or ActionTiles etc 

Similarly I created a Single Simulated Switch which reflects ALL of the door/window sensors - ALL Closed for OFF and ANY Open for ON - so I can have one tile in Sharptools that instantly shows if any sensors are open